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Exam Time Management Tips for SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam

CGL or combined Graduate Level exam tests lakhs of applicants every year. SSC CGL Exam is a written examination that has two main tiers:

  • 1st tier is an objective type multiple choice examination.

  • 2nd Tier examination is also a multiple choice based question paper.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam pattern is divided into four major sections of 50 questions each.

The total time allotted to attempt SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam is 75 minutes. There is also the negative marking, which means that the main aim of aspirants should be towards attempting maximum questions correctly. It is advisable to set a flawless time management scheme to crack SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam.

Time Analysis for the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam

75 minutes for 100 questions = 0.75 minutes per question

(This has to include reading, solving and marking the answer)

We have jotted down crucial exam time management tips for SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam in the form of a table given below. These will help you in scoring well in SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam.

General knowledge including awareness and current affairs

  • You can save a lot of time in this section. Go through the questions and keep marking answers that you are sure about.

  • Do not play the guessing game.

Numerical aptitude

  • Attempt this section at last. Scan all questions once.

  • First start with the easiest ones and then go with the flow.

  • Try to write formulas/tricks/techniques on your rough sheet for your reference. This will save your time later.

  • Do not get stuck on one question. Leave it and move to the next.

Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Devise tricks/shortcuts/methods/technique to solve questions faster.

  • Attempt those questions that you are absolutely sure about.

  • Do not ponder and waste your time. Move to the next one immediately.

English Comprehension

  • Go through first and second paragraphs of passages. Immediately move to the questions. Start relating important/highlighted sentences in the paragraphs to answer.

  • Start from the lengthy comprehensions.

We are sure that these Exam Time management tips for SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam will take you towards your aim.

Good luck for your exam !!!

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